Roger Waters Reimagines “Speak to Me” and “Breathe” From Upcoming “Darkside Redux”
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Pink Floyd’s co-founder and former singer Roger Waters released his reimagined version of the tracks “Speak to Me” and “Breathe.”
The track follows the release of “Money” and “Time” taken from his reinterpretation of Pink Floyd’s classic 1973 album dubbed The Dark Side of the Moon Redux which is set to be released on October 6.
The record with its vinyl edition will feature a new 13-minute original composition inspired by the Dark Side rerecording process. Upon announcing the upcoming album, Waters said in a press release:
“I’m immensely proud of what we have created, a work that can sit proudly alongside the original, hand-in-hand across a half-century of time.
“The original Dark Side of the Moon feels in some ways like the lament of an elder being on the human condition. But Dave [Gilmour], Rick [Wright], Nick [Mason] and I were so young when we made it, and when you look at the world around us, clearly the message hasn’t stuck. That’s why I started to consider what the wisdom of an 80-year-old could bring to a re-imagined version.”
Mason, Pink Floyd’s co-founding drummer, was sent a copy of the re-imagined album and was impressed with Waters’ new version of The Dark Side of the Moon. The drummer admitted:
“I [wrote] to [Waters] and said, ‘Annoyingly, it’s absolutely brilliant!’ It was and is.
“It’s not anything that would be a spoiler for the original at all, it’s an interesting add-on to the thing.”
Waters has also previously announced a special concert where he will perform his new version of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon. The event will be held at the London Palladium on Sunday, October 8, and tickets are already on sale via Planet Rock.
Check out Waters’ official reimagined versions of “Speak to Me” and “Breathe” below.